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Photo of John f Abbitt John f Abbitt Senior Lecturer
(352) 392-7557

Education
Ph.D, 1991, University of Virginia,

Photo of Katerina E. Aifantis Katerina E. Aifantis Associate Professor and MAE Faculty Fellow
(352) 392-6227

Education
BS, Michigan Technological Univ, 2002,MPhil, Univ of Cambridge (Pembroke College), 2004,PhD, Univ of Groningen, 2005
Research Interests
Katerina E. Aifantis focuses on using solid mechanics for understanding materials behavior at the nanoscale. Through funding from the Basic Energy Sciences Office of the Department of Energy she tries to understand the effect that grain boundary structure and chemistry have on the strength of sub-micron scale materials.…

Photo of Iptihal Al-Ghamdi Iptihal Al-Ghamdi Research Administrator II
(352) 294-1187
Photo of Sharla Alexander Sharla Alexander HR Generalist I
(352) 294-6960
Photo of Thomas E. Angelini Thomas E. Angelini Associate Professor
(352) 392-6438

Professor Angelini received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Illinois. His research interests include collective cell motion, mechanical instabilities in tissue cell assemblies, bacterial biofilm physics, soft matter physics, biomolecular self-assembly, and tribology of soft matter interfaces.
Education
Ph.D., 2005, University of Illinois
Teaching Interests
Soft Biological Mechanics, Soft Tissue Mechanics, Data Measurement and Analysis, Vibrations.…

Photo of Nagaraj K. Arakere Nagaraj K. Arakere Associate Chair (Academic Affairs) and Professor
(352) 273-2849

Professor Arakere received his Ph.D. in 1988 from Arizona State University. His research interests include Damage mechanics of structural materials subjected to monotonic and fatigue loading, Fatigue life evaluation, Rolling contact fatigue, Spall propagation, Superalloys, Foams, Related constitutive and finite element model development, and Dynamics of rotor-bearing systems.
Education
Ph.D, 1988, Arizona State University
Teaching Interests
Failure of materials in design, Fatigue, Fracture mechanics, Contact mechanics, Vibrations, Rotor dynamics
Research Interests
Fatigue, fracture, microstructure-sensitive design, monotonic and cyclic deformation response, Ultra-high strength bearing steels, Single crystal nickel-base superalloys, contact mechanics, fatigue spall propagation, and related constitutive and finite element model development.…

Photo of S. “Bala” Balachandar S. “Bala” Balachandar William F. Powers Professor, Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-8909

Education
PhD, 1988, Brown University,
Teaching Interests
Computational fluid science (aka CFD), Large scale simulation of complex flows, transition and turbulence, multiphase flows, environmental flows

Photo of Scott Banks Scott Banks Professor and Interim Department Chair
(352) 392-6109

Professor Banks has been active in orthopaedic and joint mechanics research his entire career. He is a member of several professional societies including ASME, the Knee Society, the American Society for Biomechanics and the Orthopaedic Research Society. Professor Banks served as President and annual conference host for the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty in 2013, and remains a member of the Board of Directors.…

Photo of Prabir Barooah Prabir Barooah Professor
(352) 294-0411

Professor Barooah received his Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1999 to 2002 he was a research engineer at United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT. He received the M. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1999 and the B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1996.…

Photo of Teresa Benitez Teresa Benitez Lecturer
(352) 294-0435

EducationB.S. summa cum laude, 2006, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez,M.S., 2008, Stanford University,Ph.D., 2017, University of FloridaTeaching InterestsThermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Photo of Riccardo Bevilacqua Riccardo Bevilacqua Associate Professor
(352) 392-6230

Professor Bevilacqua holds a M. Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (2002), and a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics (2007), both from the University of Rome, “Sapienza”, Italy.
Education
Ph.D., 2007, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Teaching Interests
Dynamics, Control, Spacecraft Mechanics.
Research Interests
His research interests focus on spacecraft formation flight, space robotics, small spacecraft, and spacecraft-atmosphere interaction.

Photo of Tina Bolton Tina Bolton Fiscal Assistant I
(352) 294-1189
Photo of David Bourget David Bourget End User Computing Specialist III
(352) 392-0927
Photo of James Braddock James Braddock Facilities
(352) 294-0037
Photo of Michael Braddock Michael Braddock Senior Lecturer
(352) 392-3496

Education
MSME, 2000, University of Florida

Photo of Jonathan T. Brooks Jonathan T. Brooks Lecturer
(352) 294-0472

EducationB.S., 2012, University of Florida,M.S., 2013, University of Florida,Ph.D., 2017, University of FloridaTeaching InterestsNumerical methods, control systems, and optimization.

Photo of Jennifer Brown Jennifer Brown Fiscal Admin Manager – FA III
(352) 392-3102
Photo of Bruce F. Carroll Bruce F. Carroll Undergraduate Coordinator and Associate Professor
(352) 392-4943

EducationPh.D., 1988, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Research InterestsFluid mechanics, experimental methods, shock wave/boundary layer interactions, pressure and temperature sensitive coatings, low Reynolds number aerodynamics, application of MEMS, aero-optics

Photo of Oana Cazacu Oana Cazacu Professor and Charles Taylor Faculty Fellow
(850) 833-9350

Education
H.D.R.(Habilitation a Diriger les Recherches), 2004, University of Lille, France D.S., 1995, University of Lille, France,
Research Interests
Damage, Metal Plasticity and Viscoplasticity, Rock and Soil Mechanics, Mechanics of Particulate Materials, Penetration Mechanics

Photo of Youping Chen Youping Chen Associate Professor
(352) 392-8494

Education
Ph.D, 2002, The George Washington University
Research Interests
Concurrent Atomistic/Continuum Modeling and Simulations, Multiscale Mechanics of Biological Materials, Computational Materials Design

Photo of Jacob N. Chung Jacob N. Chung Andrew H. Hines/Progress Energy Professor and Florida Eminent Scholar
(352) 392-9607

Dr. Chung is currently the Andrew H. Hines, Jr./Progress Energy Eminent Scholar Chair Professor at the University of Florida. He joined the University of Florida in 1998 after 19 years on the faculty at the Washington State University. Dr. Chung holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering and had spent 6 years working as a nuclear reactor safety engineer in the industry before receiving his Ph.D.…

Photo of Sonya Clements Sonya Clements Office Assistant
(352) 392-7591
  • Property Inventory Updates
  • Space Audit Entry
  • UF Facilities Work-order Requests
  • Dosimetry Badge Coordinator
  • Fed Ex Requests
  • Building Access
  • Door Code for Labs
  • Room Reservation
Photo of William Clements William Clements Scientific Laboratory Manager
(850) 833-9350 ext. 267

Research InterestsREEF Research Lab Engineer

Photo of John W. Conklin John W. Conklin Associate Professor
(352) 392-0614

John Conklin joined the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty in August of 2012 after working for three years at the W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford University.  He received his PhD from Stanford in 2009 and in 2011 he was the Fulbright Junior Lecturer at the University of Trento in Italy. He has been awarded the NASA Early Career Faculty award (2014), the Zeldovich Medal (2010) by COSPAR & the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Balhaus Prize (2009) for best PhD thesis in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford, and the NASA Group Achievement Award (2005).…

Photo of Carl D. Crane III Carl D. Crane III Professor
(352) 219-6433

Carl D. Crane is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (CIMAR) at the University of Florida.  He received his B.S. and M.E. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1978 and 1979.  Following this he spent five years as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers.…

Photo of Nicolae D. Cristescu Nicolae D. Cristescu Graduate Research Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-6747

Professor Cristescu received his Ph.D. in 1955 from the Romanian Academy. His research interests include theory of plasticity, wave propagation, mechanics of continuous media, rock and soil mechanics, and the mechanics of particulate media.EducationPh.D., 1955, Romanian Academy,Research InterestsTheory of plasticity, wave propagation, mechanics of continuous media, rock and soil mechanics, mechanics of particulate media.

Photo of Melanie DeProspero Melanie DeProspero Administrative Specialist II
(352) 294-1191

Oversee department Administration team and Facilities team.

Photo of Dan Dickrell Dan Dickrell Associate Engineer
(352) 392-1196

EducationPh.D., 2006, University of FloridaTeaching InterestsEngineering Mechanics (statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials)
Engineering Design
Computer Programming for Engineers (LabVIEW and Matlab)Research InterestsComputational image analysis
Electrical contact mechanics
Tribology
Engineering education methods for very-large enrollment courses

Photo of Terri Dildine Terri Dildine Research Administrator  III
(352) 392-2761
Photo of Warren Dixon Warren Dixon Ebaugh Professor
(352) 846-1463

Education
Ph.D., 2000, Clemson University
Research Interests
Adaptive nonlinear control, robotics, human-machine interactions, biomedical, visual servo control

Photo of Karen Ehlers Karen Ehlers Graduate Coordinator & Advisor
(352) 392-0808
Photo of Martin A. Eisenberg Martin A. Eisenberg Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-0961

EducationD.Eng., 1966, Yale UniversityResearch InterestsMechanics of solids, theory of plasticity, inelastic wave propagation, computer methods of structural analysis.

Photo of Andrew Evans Andrew Evans Warehouse/Stores Assistant
(352) 294-3390
Photo of Z. Hugh Fan Z. Hugh Fan Professor and George N. Sandor Faculty Fellow
(352) 846-3021

Professor Fan joined UF in 2003.  His research focus is to develop microfluidics and BioMEMS technologies and apply them to biomedical applications.  Microfluidics involves device fabrication and manufacturing, study of fluid behavior in microscale, and exploiting the devices for a variety of applications including point-of-care testing, environmental monitoring, and detection of pathogens in the field.
Education
Ph.…

Photo of Richard L. Fearn Richard L. Fearn Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-6230

Education
Ph.D., 1965, University of Florida
Research Interests
Aerodynamics and Mathematica

Photo of Daniel Ferris Daniel Ferris Robert W. Adenbaum Professor & Senior Associate Chair
(352) 294-1281

EducationPh.D., Human Biodynamics, University of California, Berkeley, 1998,M.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami 1994,B.S., Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida 1992

Photo of Norman G. Fitz-coy Norman G. Fitz-coy Associate Professor
(352) 392-1029

Education
Ph.D., 1990, Auburn University
Research Interests
Dynamics and control of multibody systems, game theory, orbital dynamics, flight mechanics.

Photo of Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald Academic Advisor III
(352) 392-6228
Photo of James Fletcher James Fletcher Adjunct Research Professor, University of North Florida
(904) 620-1844
Photo of B.J. Fregly B.J. Fregly Knox T. Millsaps Professor
(352) 392-8157

Education
Ph.D., 1993, Stanford University
Research Interests
Musculoskeletal biomechanics, multibody dynamics, design optimization, contact mechanics.

Photo of Ramai Gaasbeek Ramai Gaasbeek End User Computer Specialist III
(352) 392-0927
Photo of Roger A. Gater Roger A. Gater Associate Professor

EducationPh.D., 1969, Ph.D.Purdue UniversityResearch InterestsThermodynamics, Fluid mechanics, Heat transfer, Combustion phenomena.

Photo of Kevin Geisler Kevin Geisler Fiscal Process (OPS)
(352) 294-1186
Photo of Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet Associate Professor
(352) 392-0812

Professor Greenslet received her Ph.D. in 1996 from Utsunomiya University in Japan. Her research interests include Magnetic field-assisted finishing; Surface functionalization and characterization; Ultra-precision surface finishing of optics; Surface and edge finishing of capillary tubes, catheter shafts and stents; and Medical device development.
Education
Ph.D., 1996, Utsunomiya University, Japan
Teaching Interests
Manufacturing engineering, Fundamentals of production engineering, Nontraditional manufacturing engineering.…

Photo of Mike Griffis Mike Griffis Lecturer
(352) 392-9473
Photo of Dan Guralnik Dan Guralnik Research Scientist

Dan Guralnik received his Ph.D. from the Technion-IIT Mathematics department in 2005, specializing in Geometric Group Theory. After post-doctoral appointments at Vanderbilt University and University of Oklahoma, where he worked on asymptotic geometry and boundary dynamics of discrete groups, he moved in 2011 to a post-doctoral appointment at KodLab, the legged locomotion laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, to start work on applications of topology and category theory to problems of knowledge representation in the context of navigation and control.…

Photo of Raphael T. Haftka Raphael T. Haftka Distinguished Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-9595

Education
Ph.D., 1971, University of California
Research Interests
Aerospace design under uncertainty, modeling the effects of tests on structural design and safety, verification and validation of scientific simulations.

Photo of David W. Hahn David W. Hahn Professor

Education
Ph.D., 1992, Louisiana State University
Research Interests
Development and application of laser-based diagnostic techniques (LIBS, Raman, Light scattering, LIF), laser-material and plasma-material interactions, aerosol analysis, laser-tissue interactions including laser ablation, dense-medium scattering, biophotonic-based sensing, combustion processes and emissions control including catalytic combustion, chemical kinetics and soot formation, solar-thermal chemistry and hydrogen generation, and heat and mass transfer in transient systems

Photo of Matthew T. Hale Matthew T. Hale Assistant Professor
(352) 294-0436

Matthew Hale received his BSE summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received his MS and PhD from Georgia Tech. His work is driven by designing and analyzing multi-agent coordination algorithms that function well under challenging conditions, such as asynchronous information sharing, noisy communications, and user privacy requirements. His work deploys these algorithms on teams of flying and ground robots, providing both validation of the underlying theory and further research directions.…

Photo of Jeremy Hall Jeremy Hall Academic Program Specialist I
(352) 294-1184
Photo of Ryan W. Houim Ryan W. Houim Assistant Professor
(352) 392-7164

Ryan Houim received his BSME from North Dakota State University and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the Pennsylvania State University.  He was a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland prior to joining the University of Florida.  His research is focused on understanding the dynamics of multiphase and chemically reactive flows using numerical simulation techniques.  …

Photo of Carolyn D. Howard Carolyn D. Howard Administrative Support Assistant II
(352) 294-3339
  • Daily management of the Department Chair’s activities
  • Faculty evaluations
  • Tenure/promotions packages
  • Checking out departmental equipment
  • Departmental faculty files
  • Meeting and visitor schedules
  • Assist with search committee activities
Photo of Chen-chi Hsu Chen-chi Hsu Professor Emeritus

EducationPh.D., 1965, University of MichiganResearch InterestsComputational fluid dynamics, engineering mechanics, applied mathematics.

Photo of Huei Wen “Jessie” Hsueh Huei Wen “Jessie” Hsueh Fiscal Assistant II
(352) 392-8157
Photo of Yong Huang Yong Huang Professor
(352) 392-5520

Education
Ph.D., 2002, Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Additive manufacturing of biological and engineering structures (using inkjetting, laser-induced forward transfer, and extrusion), precision machining, intelligent manufacturing.

Photo of Peter G. Ifju Peter G. Ifju Associate Chair (Faculty Development) and Professor
(352) 392-6744

EducationPh.D., 1992, Virginia Polytechnic InstituteResearch InterestsExperimental mechanics, moire interferometry, compositie materials, micro air vehicles.

Photo of Herbert A. Ingley III Herbert A. Ingley III Associate Professor
(352) 392-9929

Education
Ph.D., 1971, University of Florida
Research Interests
Heat transfer, Acoustics, Air conditioning, Utilization of solar energy.

Photo of Thomas L. Jackson Thomas L. Jackson Research Scientist
(352) 273-1243
Photo of David Jeffcoat David Jeffcoat Adjunct Professor, UF REEF Liaison
(850) 833-9350 ext. 225
Photo of David A. Jenkins David A. Jenkins Associate Engineer Emeritus
(352) 392-6105

EducationPh.D., 1973, University of FloridaResearch InterestsMaterials, structures, design, experimental stress analysis, instrumentation, failure analysis.

Photo of W. Joel D. Johnson W. Joel D. Johnson Courtesy Faculty
(321) 727-4810
Photo of Sonya Jones Sonya Jones HR Generalist II
(352) 294-6963
Photo of Nam-Ho Kim Nam-Ho Kim Professor and Daniel C. Drucker Faculty Fellow
(352) 846-0665

Dr. Nam-Ho Kim is presently Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He graduated with a Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1999 and worked at the Center for Computer-Aided Design as a postdoctoral associate until 2001. He is an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and an Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanical Design and Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.…

Photo of Ashok V. Kumar Ashok V. Kumar Associate Professor
(352) 392-0816

Education
Ph.D., 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Multifunctional structures, Finite Element Method, Geometric Modeling, Design Optimization and Rapid Prototyping.

Photo of Ulrich H. Kurzweg Ulrich H. Kurzweg Professor Emeritus

Education
Ph.D., 1961, Princeton University
Research Interests
Fluid mechanics, magneto-hydrodynamics, applied mathematics, heat transfer by high frequency oscillations.

Photo of Jennifer Lavalle Jennifer Lavalle Academic Assistant I
(352) 392-0962
Photo of William E. Lear Jr William E. Lear Jr Associate Professor
(352) 392-7572

Dr. William. E. Lear is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, recipient of the 2014 Energy Systems Award from AIAA, former Chair of the Terrestrial Energy Systems technical committee, and has served in multiple roles with the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, including Technical Program Chair. His areas of research are novel distributed generation systems, advanced turbomachinery, and low temperature fuel cells.…

Photo of Tanmay Lele Tanmay Lele Professor
(352) 392-0317

EducationPh.D., 2002, Purdue University

Photo of Austin Leto Austin Leto End User Computing Spec II
(352) 846-3019
Photo of Richard C. Lind Richard C. Lind Associate Professor

Education
Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, 1995, University of Minnesota
Research Interests
aeroservoelasticity, morphing, controls, flight testing

Photo of Sung Y. Lu Sung Y. Lu Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-0961

EducationPh.D., 1959, Carnegie Institute of TechnologyResearch InterestsStress analysis, mechanics of structures.

Photo of Gary K. Matthew Gary K. Matthew Associate Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-0961

EducationPh.D., 1980, University of Florida,Research InterestsKinematics, Dynamics, Computer-aided design.

Photo of Michael Mccourt Michael Mccourt Research Scientist, UF Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, REEF
(850) 833-9350 ext. 228
Photo of Renwei Mei Renwei Mei Professor
(352) 392-0888

EducationPh.D., 1990, University of IllinoisResearch InterestsTwo-phase flow, turbulence, computational fluid mechanics.

Photo of Amor A. Menezes Amor A. Menezes Assistant Professor
(352) 294-0470

Amor Menezes joined the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty in August 2017 after a year as an Associate Project Scientist with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a QB3 Postdoctoral Scholar from 2011 to 2016. He was a Research Fellow between 2010 and 2011 in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he received a Ph.D.…

Photo of David W. Mikolaitis David W. Mikolaitis Associate Professor
(352) 392-7632

EducationPh.D., 1981, University of IllinoisResearch InterestsFluid mechanics, combustion theory, applied mathematics.

Photo of Gary Miller Gary Miller Courtesy Professor, Exactech, Inc.
(352) 377-1140
Photo of Steven A. E. Miller Steven A. E. Miller Assistant Professor
(352) 392-0886

Prof. Steven A. E. Miller, Ph.D., conducts research in theoretical fluid dynamics, theoretical aeroacoustics, and related disciplines. He joined the University of Florida Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in August of 2016. For seven years he was a United States government civil servant and was appointed to the position of theoretical aeroacoustician (research aerospace engineer) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Langley Research Center, Aeroacoustics Branch.…

Photo of James E. Milton James E. Milton Engineer Emeritus (GERC)
(850) 833-9350

EducationPh.D., 1966, University of FloridaResearch Interests(850) 833-9350

Photo of Saeed Moghaddam Saeed Moghaddam Knox T. Millsaps Professor
(352) 392-0889

Education
Ph.D., 2006, University of Maryland
Research Interests
Micro/nanoscale transport and nanotechnology for energy science and health applications; nanoengineering of functionalized membranes for energy conversion and storage and filtration/separation applications; heat and mass transfer in micro/nanostructures; microfluidic reactor platforms for fundamental energy research and reaction engineering; portable power

Photo of Kamran Mohseni Kamran Mohseni W. P. Bushnell Endowed Professor
(352) 273-1834

Professor Mohseni received his Ph.D. in 2000 from California Institute of Technology. After a year as a Postdoc in Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech he joined the Aerospace Engineering Sciences department at the University of Colorado in Boulder as an Assistant Professor. Professor Mohseni joined the University of Florida as W. P. Bushnell Endowed Professor in MAE and ECE departments in 2011.…

Photo of Matthew D. Mueck Matthew D. Mueck Research Administrator I
(352) 294-1195
Photo of Racquel Muir Racquel Muir Accountant I
(352) 392-0858
Photo of Gale E. Nevill Jr Gale E. Nevill Jr Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-0961

EducationPh.D., 1961, Stanford UniversityResearch InterestsInternet based design, conflict resolution in design, expert systems for conceptual design.

Photo of Sean R. Niemi Sean R. Niemi Lecturer
(352) 294-3381

Dr. Sean Niemi received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2018.EducationPh.D., 2018, University of FloridaTeaching InterestsEngineering Design, Precision Engineering, Tribology, Metrology, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering

Photo of Toshikazu Nishida Toshikazu Nishida Affliate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.
(352) 392-6774
Photo of Greg Norton Greg Norton IT Professional II
(352) 846-1712
Photo of Jing Pan Jing Pan Assistant Professor

Jing Pan received his PhD from Purdue University in 2017. His research focuses on developing nanoscale machineries for biotechnology applications. He conducted his postdoctoral research at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he demonstrated translational impact of his work in novel biosensors and molecular diagnostics.

Research Interests
Macromolecular Machines; Directed Evolution; Self-assembly and self-organization; Bio-nanotechnology; Synthetic Biology; Medical Technology.…

Photo of Jared Paquet Jared Paquet Engineer I
850-833-9350 ext 222
Photo of Emmanuel Partheniades Emmanuel Partheniades Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-7164

EducationPh.D., 1962, University of CaliforniaResearch InterestsTidal hydrodynamics, stratified flow, salinity intrusion, erosion and sedimentation dynamics of turbulent flows.

Photo of Jill E. Peterson Jill E. Peterson Associate Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-7164

EducationPh.D., 1991, Rice UniversityResearch InterestsConvective heat and mass transfer issues in semi-conductor processing and hydrogen leak detection. Laser based diagnostics.

Photo of Winfred M. Phillips Winfred M. Phillips Professor and Executive Chief of Staff
(352) 392-6620

Education
D.Sc., 1968, University of Virginia
Research Interests
Fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, biomedical engineering.

Photo of Daniel M. Preston Daniel M. Preston Facilities Operations Specialist
(352) 392-3101

Door Code/Maintain Keys; Administer building entry; Vehicle maintenance; Facilities PPD work-order request and follow up to ensure completion; Property inventory/Attractive items; Initial safety office for MAE; Space Audit

Photo of Anil V. Rao Anil V. Rao Professor and Erich Farber Faculty Fellow
(352) 392-5523

Professor Rao earned his Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, his M.S.E. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, and his B.S. in mechanical engineering and A.B. in mathematics from Cornell University.  Professor Rao’s research interests lie in the area of control and optimization of space and air vehicles and combine the development of new computational methods for optimal control with novel applications including space mission planning, performance optimization of atmospheric flight vehicles, and other vehicular control problems (for example, high performance ground and underwater vehicles). …

Photo of Benoit Revil-baudard Benoit Revil-baudard Research Scientist, UF Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, REEF
(850) 833-9350 ext. 243

EducationPhD, 2010, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Center for Material Forming, FranceTeaching InterestsApplied elasticity, Continuum Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Plasticity, Finite Element AnalysisResearch InterestsComputational Plasticity, Metal Forming, High-rate deformation of metallic materials, Damage Mechanics

Photo of Shannon Ridgeway Shannon Ridgeway Engineer
Photo of Salena Robinson Salena Robinson Academic Advisor II
(352) 392-0963

Undergraduate Student Services

  • Advising and General Questions (Sophomores Juniors and Non-Graduating Seniors)
  • Add/Remove Holds
  • Assist with HWCOE, MAE and LAC Scholarships
  • Drop/Add
  • Gather Data for Various Reports
  • Monitor Students on Academic Probation
  • Process and Sign Various Forms (Change of Majors, General Letters, Minors, Petitions, etc.)
  • Registration
  • Substitute and Transfer Petitions
Photo of Shirley Robinson Shirley Robinson Academic Advisor I
(352) 846-1375
  • Advise Freshmen
  • Advise MAE Freshmen
  • Review Undergraduate Transfer Admission Applications
  • Grade-A-Gator Coordinator
  • SASS Coordinator
  • Class Room & Semester-by-Semester Scheduling Coordinator
  • Faculty/Student Evaluations
  • Help in the coordination of the undergraduate program
  • Interface with the MAE Undergraduate Coordinator
Photo of C. Allen Ross C. Allen Ross Professor Emeritus
(850) 833-9350

EducationPh.D., 1971, University of FloridaResearch InterestsAerospace structures and materials, composite materials, experimental stress analysis.

Photo of Subrata Roy Subrata Roy Professor
(352) 392-9823

Education
PhD, 1994, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Research Interests
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Magnetogasdynamics, Plasma Based Flow Control, Electric Propulsion, and Micro/Nanoscale Flows.

Photo of Maciej Rysz Maciej Rysz Courtesy Scholar
(850) 833-9350

EducationPh.D., 2014, University of IowaTeaching InterestsSystems Design and Architecture, Operations Research, OptimizationResearch InterestsStochastic and Combinatorial Optimization, Network Analytics, Machine Learning, Quantitative Risk Management

Photo of Julia Sander Julia Sander HR Generalist I
(352) 294-6962
Photo of Bhavani V. Sankar Bhavani V. Sankar Professor
(352) 392-6749

Professor Sankar received his Ph.D. in 1984 from Purdue University. His research interests lie in the field of mechanics of composite materials and structures, especially micro-mechanics and fracture mechanics.
Education
Ph.D., 1984, Purdue University
Teaching Interests
Aerospace structures, Mechanics of composite materials and structures, Fracture mechanics, Finite element analysis.
Research Interests
Composite materials and structures including impact- fracture- and micro-mechanics, textile composites, cellular materials and foams, sandwich construction, functionally graded materials, and integrated thermal protection systems.…

Photo of Malisa Sarntinoranont Malisa Sarntinoranont Graduate Coordinator and Associate Professor
(352) 392-8404

Education
Ph.D., 1999, U.C. Berkeley
Research Interests
Soft tissue biomechanics, physiologic fluid flow, and macromolecular drug delivery.

Photo of W. Gregory Sawyer W. Gregory Sawyer Ebaugh Professor
(352) 392-8488

Education
Ph.D., 1999, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Interests
Soft Matter
Tribology – the study of friction wear and lubrication.

Photo of Jonathan R. Scheffe Jonathan R. Scheffe Associate Professor
(352) 392-0839

Education
Ph.D., 2010, University of Colorado, Boulder
Teaching Interests
Thermodynamics, heat transfer, kinetics, solar engineering
Research Interests
Solar thermochemical and electrochemical energy conversion, defect chemistry and thermodynamics of nonstoichiometric oxides

Photo of DuWayne Schubring DuWayne Schubring Assistant Professor
(352) 392-1401 x314

EducationPh.D., 2009, University of Wisconsin-MadisonResearch InterestsTwo-phase flow, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics, quantitative visualization, nuclear reactor safety, computational and numerical methods including coupled codes, advanced nuclear power systems

Photo of John K. Schueller John K. Schueller Professor
(352) 392-0822

EducationPh.D., 1983, Purdue UniversityResearch InterestsManufacturing, Controls, Machine systems, Off-highway vehicles.

Photo of Kurt Schulze Kurt Schulze Adjunct Lecturer
(352) 392-9929

EducationPh.D., 2014, University of FloridaTeaching InterestsHVAC Systems, Energy Management

Photo of Corin Segal Corin Segal Professor
(352) 392-6132

Education
Ph.D., 1991, University of Virginia
Research Interests
Combustion, fluid diagnostics, Fluid mechanics, aircraft design.

Photo of Chris Sells Chris Sells HR Assistant
(352) 294-7939
Photo of Kevin Sevilla Kevin Sevilla Adjunct Lecturer
Photo of Pasquale M. Sforza Pasquale M. Sforza Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-0512

EducationPh.D., 1965, Polytechnic Institute of BrooklynResearch InterestsGas dynamics, propulsion, air and space vehicle design, turbulent flows, high energy laser interactions, heat transfer, vortex flows.

Photo of Mark Sheplak Mark Sheplak Professor
(352) 392-3983

Mark Sheplak is currently a Professor holding joint appointments in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. Prior to joining UF in 1998, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Cambridge, MA from 1995-1998.…

Photo of S.A. Sherif S.A. Sherif Professor
(352) 392-7821

Education
Ph.D., 1985, Iowa State University
Research Interests
Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Thermal System Design and Optimization, Refrigeration and Cryogenics, HVAC, Solar and Hydrogen Energy

Photo of Chelsey S. Simmons Chelsey S. Simmons Assistant Professor
(352) 392-4365

Professor Simmons received her B.S. cum laude from Harvard University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. In addition to her engineering research and coursework, Simmons received a Ph.D. Minor in Education and was a founding officer and President of Stanford’s American Society for Engineering Education. She also serves on the advisory board of a company based on one of her pending patents.…

Photo of Harold Snider Harold Snider Adjunct Associate Professor

EducationMSME, 1948, Ohio State University; Columbus, OhioResearch InterestsMSME, the Ohio State University, research in liquid hydrogen pumps, Design of bistable controls; VP Engineering, Emerson Electric Subsidiary.

Photo of Henry Sodano Henry Sodano Daniel Drucker Faculty Fellow
(352) 273-2663

Education
PhD, 2005, Virginia Tech
Research Interests
Multifunctional Materials, Nanocomposites, Piezoelectric Materials and Devices, Fiber Reinforced Composites, Energy Harvesting, Mechanics of Materials, Sensors

Photo of Linda Sorrels Linda Sorrels Fiscal Assistant  II
(352) 392-7290
Photo of Douglas E. Spearot Douglas E. Spearot Associate Professor
(352) 392-6747

Professor Spearot received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include: Computational mechanics and materials science (including atomistic simulations and phase-field modeling), behavior of defects in materials, nanostructured materials, linking between atomistic and continuum length scales, and method development for atomistic modeling.
Education
Ph.D., 2005, Georgia Institute of Technology
Teaching Interests
Mechanics of materials, fracture mechanics, classical atomistic simulation methods.…

Photo of D. Scott Stewart D. Scott Stewart Research Professor
(217) 333-7947
Photo of Judith Strack Judith Strack Fiscal Assistant
(352) 392-3105
Photo of Ghatu Subhash Ghatu Subhash Ebaugh Professor

Education
Ph.D., 1991, University of California San Diego
Research Interests
– Cutting-edge research in the areas of solid mechanics, material science and biomedical engineering – High strain rate and shock response of biomaterials and gels – Dynamic multiaxial response, characterization of deformation modes, and fracture behavior of structural ceramics, ultrahigh temperature materials, metallic glasses, 3D woven composites, structural foams, nanostructured materials, low density materials, and refractory metals – Processing-structure-property relationships in ultra-high temperature ceramics and ceramics – Development of novel test methods for low density materials and Experimental mechanics – Dynamic wear, Dynamic hardness, – Modeling of material removal mechanisms during high speed grinding of ceramics – Surface texture and friction in pavements – Bioinspired nanotechnology: Characterization of diatoms for biomedical and engineering applications – Hydroforming

Photo of Xin Tang Xin Tang Assistant Professor

Professor Tang received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include cell and molecular mechanics in cancer development and metastasis, cardiovascular system, and neurons; unconventional mechano-electrophysiology; quantitative in vivo/vitro functional bio-imaging; nanotechnology; and development of new biophysical tools to probe biological function/structure.EducationPh.D., 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignTeaching InterestsSoft Matter Mechanics; Biomechanics at Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Scales; Quantitative Optical Bio-imaging;Research InterestsBiomechanics, Mechanobiology and Soft Matter:  Cell and molecular mechanics in cancer development and metastasis, cardiovascular system, and neurons; unconventional mechano-electrophysiology; quantitative in vivo/vitro functional bio-imaging; nanotechnology; and development of new biophysical tools to probe biological function/structure

Photo of Curtis R. Taylor Curtis R. Taylor Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs
(352) 392-4440

Dr. Curtis R. Taylor, Ph.D. directs the nanomechanics research lab at UF. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in solid mechanics. Nanomechanics deals with the study and application of fundamental mechanical properties of physical systems at the nanoscale, like elastic, thermal, and kinetic. The application of this research seeks to develop new technologies that utilize the unique properties of nano- and bio-materials.…

Photo of Siddharth S. Thakur Siddharth S. Thakur Adjunct Associate Professor
(352) 846-3555

Professor Thakur received his Ph.D. in 1993 from University of Florida. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and combustion modeling.EducationPh.D., 1993, University of Florida,Research InterestsComputational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, combustion modelling.

Photo of Meena Thiyagarajah Meena Thiyagarajah Associate Director of Administrative Services
(352) 392-4878
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(352) 846-1118
Photo of William G. Tiederman Jr William G. Tiederman Jr Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-0828

EducationPh.D., 1965, Stanford UniversityResearch InterestsViscous fluid mechanics, turbulent wall flows.

Photo of Michael Tonks Michael Tonks Assistant Professor
(352) 846 3779
Photo of James A. Trainham James A. Trainham Professor
(352) 392-0826

Professor Trainham’s research interests are in renewable energy.  Before joining UF, Trainham spent most of his professional career in industry: four years as chief technology officer JDC Phosphate, four years as vice president,      distinguished fellow and director of the Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute at RTI International, senior vice    president of Sundrop Fuels (a solar fuel company), served as global vice president of Science and Technology at PPG Industries, and had a 25-year career at the DuPont Company.…

Photo of Roger Tran-son-tay Roger Tran-son-tay Professor
(352) 392-6229

Education
Ph.D., 1983, Washington University
Research Interests
Biomedical engineering, rheology, fluid mechanics.

Photo of Matthew J. Traum Matthew J. Traum Senior Lecturer
(352) 294-6897

Education
B.S., 2001, Mechanical Engineering, University of California – Irvine,B.S., 2001, Aerospace Engineering [cum laude], University of California – Irvine,M.S., 2003, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 2007, Mechanical Engi…
Teaching Interests
Design and Energy-Thermal-Fluids

Photo of Lawrence S. Ukeiley Lawrence S. Ukeiley Professor
(352) 392-9459

Education
Ph.D., 1996, Clarkson University
Teaching Interests
Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Experimental Methods
Research Interests
Fluid Mechanics, Experimental Methods, Turbulence, Aeroacoustics, Flow Control, Reduced Order Modeling, Bio-Inspired Low Reynolds Number Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Structure Interactions

Photo of Kimberly Walden Kimberly Walden Administrative Support Ast I
(850) 833-9350 ext. 221
Photo of Peter Wass Peter Wass Research Scientist
(352) 392-6746
Photo of Gloria J. Wiens Gloria J. Wiens Associate Professor
(352) 392-0806

Education
Ph.D., 1986, University of Michigan,
Research Interests
Robotics, Spatial Mechanisms, System Dynamics, Controls, and Automation.

Photo of Michael C. Wood Michael C. Wood Research Administrator III
(352) 294-1190